Erosion due to flows with solid particles can be a concern in operations such as sand fracking, CHOPS, and even SAGD. The erosion may occur in surface facilities, wellheads, liners and casings, or in elbows, valves and other flow devices. Predictions of erosion rates can provide guidance for maintenance programs and can even allow redesign of a component or process to avoid the erosion problem completely.
Using the latest in computer modelling and laboratory experimentation, C-FER's engineers can help operators understand why erosion is occurring and how to address the issue.
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